Ariana Grande

There are plenty of indications that Ariana Grande is a star – from her television career to her No. 1 debut album – but our favorite has to be when her sore throat became the biggest story on the planet.

Grande had a recent vocal cord hemorrhage and was told to get some rest the same week her album, Yours Truly, debuted. The album hit No. 1, making her one of 15 female artists to have her debut album reach the top (including Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Alicia Keys).

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When ABC’s morning news program “Good Morning America” heard Grande’s voice was down, all hell broke loose. Breaking news: Grande – who has a vocal range equivalent to Mariah Carey – may have her career finished before it even starts!  At least, George Stephanopoulos made it sound that way.

Amid this whirlwind, Grande tweeted the following: “For those of u asking about my voice I screamed too much at my party totally irresponsible but it’s better now, thanks for the well wishes.”


Plenty of Nickelodeon/Disney tweens have parlayed their small-screen success into musical careers. There’s one difference with Grande – she’s not just a TV personality with a commendable voice. It’s the opposite. She’s a phenomenal, four-octave singer who also does television, starring in Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat.”

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“Our intent is to put Ariana in situations where she can showcase her full repertoire of talents, as she is so much more than a tween-pop sensation,” her agent, JBeau Lewis, told Pollstar. “She is a powerful vocalist with a range and songs that the world deserves to hear … and she has moves!”

Lewis said that Grande just completed a sold-out run of 10 theatres with an average 2,500 capacity. He added that she’s returned to taping “Sam & Cat” five days a week, but expect a full-fledged tour to be announced “in the very near future.”